A Coke is a Coke is a Coke…Posted: December 20, 2015 | |
I was in the kitchen, preparing to make myself a half a sandwich for lunch, when Mom came down the hall and headed into the living room. As she settled herself on the loveseat, I poked my head out from the kitchen doorway and asked if she wanted a half a turkey sandwich.
“Sure,” she replied with a smile. “I just got a Coke out of my frig and that will go good with a sandwich.”
I fished out another paper plate and proceeded to construct a yummy turkey and provolone on multi-grain bread with a smear of light mayonnaise and a leaf of lettuce. Cutting the finished product, I put Mom’s half on a plate and took it into the living room. As I placed it in her lap, I noticed a can of Slim Fast sitting on the end table.
“Where’s your Coke?” I asked.
“Right there,” she said, nodding her head to the left toward the Slim Fast can.
“Mom, that’s not Coke, its Slim Fast.”
She gave it a quick glance before picking up the sandwich. “Same thing,” she replied, taking a bite.
“No it’s not. Slim Fast is a diet drink. It’s a meal replacement, so you’re really having two lunches.”
“Whatever,” she shrugged. “As far as I’m concerned if it’s in a can it’s a Coke.”